Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2013
    Professor Humboldt University of Berlin

  • Since 2013
    Group Head at Max Delbrueck Center

  • 2011 – 2015
    Professor in Cell Biology


  • 1994 – 1998
    DPhil Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford

  • 1987 – 1992
    BSc/MSc Biochemistry, University of Lisbon

Selected publications

  • Beagrie RA, Scialdone A, Schueler M, Kraemer DCA, Chotalia M, Xie SQ, Barbieri M, de Santiago I, Lavitas LM, Branco MR, Fraser J, Dostie J, Game L, Dillon N, Edwards PAW, Nicodemi M, Pombo A (2017) Complex multi-enhancer contacts captured by Genome Architecture Mapping (GAM). Nature 543 519-524

  • Barbieri M, Xie SQ, Torlai Triglia E, Chiariello A, Bianco S, de Santiago I, Branco MR, Rueda D., Nicodemi M, Pombo A (2017) Active and poised promoter states drive folding of the extended HoxB locus in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nature Struct. Mol. Biol. 24 515-524

  • Brookes E, de Santiago I, Hebenstreit D, Morris KJ, Carroll T, Xie SQ, Stock JK, Heidemann M, Eick D, Nozaki N, Kimura H, Ragoussis J, Teichmann SA, Pombo A (2012) Polycomb associates genome-wide with a specific RNA II

    variant, and regulates metabolic genes in ES cells. Cell Stem Cell 10, 157-170.

  • Stock JK, Giardrossi S, Casanova M, Brookes E, Vidal M, Koseki H, Brockdorff N, Fisher AM, Pombo A. (2007) Ring1B-mediated ubiquitination of H2A restrains poised RNA polymerase II at bivalent genes in ES cells. Nature Cell Biol. 9 1428-1435

  • Branco MR, Pombo A (2006) Intermingling of chromosome territories in interphase suggests role in translocations and transcription-dependent associations. PLoS Biology 4, e138


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